Connect Focal XS to your Mac through the USB port and hear your music with superb clarity. These speakers deliver such rich, accurate sound, you'll think you're listening to a set of professional studio monitors.
The perfect partner for multimedia
Refined yet practical, Focal XS is an ideal sound monitoring solution for any multimedia application. Whether you work with audio software such as GarageBand and Logic Studio or video applications like iMovie or Final Cut, Focal XS gives your creativity a powerful voice.
Enjoy the music on your iPod
The built-in dock lets you listen to all the sounds on your iPod. You can also control it from across the room with the full-function remote. And switch on the synchro mode at the back of the dock and your iPod automatically synchronizes with iTunes.
- Integrated USB connectivity
- Dock for listening to and recharging iPod
- iPod sync with iTunes via built-in dock
- Active amplifier for speakers and subwoofer
- Full-function remote control
- Auxiliary jack for connecting other audio sources
- Support stands for optimal positioning
- Jet black and anodized aluminium finish
Did you notice?An integrated dock lets you enjoy the tunes on your iPod, while it charges and syncs.
Apple Recommends ForProfessional-quality sound and streamlined design in a speaker system that can connect to your Mac's USB port.
What's in the Box?
- Focal XS Satellite Speakers
- Active subwoofer
- Remote control
- USB cable
- Aux-in cable
- Power cord
- Frequency Response: (+/-3dB): 150Hz - 20kHz
- Connections: Headphone port
- Speaker Configurations: 2.1
- Power: 2 x 30W
- Height: 12.63 in./32.0 cm
- Width: 3.56 in./9.0 cm
- Depth: 5.88 in./15.0 cm
- Weight: 2.2 lb./1 kg
- Mfr. Part Number: JMLXS2.1
- UPC or EAN No.: 3544052690255
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
Ratings & Reviews
Probably the best computer speakers...ever!
I heard these speakers at MacWorld 2009 in San Francisco and I was floored. I had never heard of Focal before so I looked them up I heard these speakers at MacWorld 2009 in San Francisco and I was floored. I had never heard of Focal before so I looked them up when I came back from the show. OMG! no wonder they know how to make amazing computer speakers! these guys make the $180k Grande Utopia EM and some $20k studio speakers!
I ordered a system shortly after and I got it last week. Let me tell you. It sounds even better than I remembered. it's unreal! I sat down and went through every single one of my favorite tracks over and over. This system sounds so clean and undistorted!
I've heard systems with more bass but it's not as tight as the XS. Also, some systems play louder but they are more distorted. I rather get the better sound!
- Written by Annie Q from Montreal
269 of 307 people found this useful
I just purchased these babies 2 days ago. I have owned every brand in my 24 year life span from Sony, Bose, Pioneer, Klipsch, etc. I just purchased these babies 2 days ago. I have owned every brand in my 24 year life span from Sony, Bose, Pioneer, Klipsch, etc. I expected for the price tag an absolute flawless subwoofer and I must say it sure lives up to the billing. It is a beast that hits accurately when it should, does not distort, or prolong the agony of fine listening. It has quality bass and this is what you will get when you buy the Focal XS subwoofer. The 2 speakers not only look systematically integrated with my 24" iMac by design, but completely and utterly enhance the exterior beauty with the pure luxury of clear, crisp high's that I have never heard from a computer speaker. Make no mistake about it if you own an iMac these are the speakers for you. You cannot go wrong. Sure the high end Focal's sound incredible also, but you will dish out five more benjamin bills for a minor improvement in sound quality and the design is lacking. The Bang & Olufsen Speakers aren't bad but they simply do not have the proper design for quality output. They cannot fulfill the potential of their monetary value. The Focal XS are without a doubt, most definitely the best speakers out there based on price, sound quality, subwoofer performance, and enhancing the iMac computer setup. They are the elite. Buy them. …
- Written by Jonathan B from West Monroe
209 of 236 people found this useful
Simply the best speakers for Mac
I have been using XS for a while in the office and I must say that they not only they look good and impress my visitors, but the s I have been using XS for a while in the office and I must say that they not only they look good and impress my visitors, but the sound is just astonishing. Since I have them, I have an ipod permanently docked onto the XS and the marriage is perfect for a 50 square meter office !! Well done FOCAL - but not surprising when you know these guys produced the GRAND UTOPIA - the best loudspeaker in the world...
- Written by Yan L from London
163 of 196 people found this useful
decent sound but NOT powerful
I've had these for sometime and since day one I was completely underwhelmed at the lack of power they had, I have the speakers cr I've had these for sometime and since day one I was completely underwhelmed at the lack of power they had, I have the speakers cranked to the highest level most all the time, and they barely pump out any sound (and no, I'm not deaf, we have conversations with it essentially as background music). The quality is ok (at they should be for $600, but in terms of volume they don't even come close. I was actually contemplating looking for replacement ones, they are so frustrating, and then say these were still on the market, with mostly good reviews (ironically the same ones I relied on to purchase them), and I had to post this. Save your cabbage, and look elsewhere. …
- Written by Jason D from Calgary
0 of 1 people found this useful
I love this system, great sound. My only problem with it is the remote won't pause and play or skip forward or backward. I have I love this system, great sound. My only problem with it is the remote won't pause and play or skip forward or backward. I have to click on the pause button in iTunes as well as forward&backward. You can't use a headphone with it. I wish they would make an adapter for lighting. Really great sound. …
- Written by Ivy W from bonita springs
best for music , movies not
I love my Focal XS . Had it for about a year now . Using them on a desk with I Mac . Couldn't be happier with the sound quality wi I love my Focal XS . Had it for about a year now . Using them on a desk with I Mac . Couldn't be happier with the sound quality with my wav file music . I play electric guitar in garage band and out through my Focals . Can't believe how hard I can push them . The only down side for me is that I am not impressed with these for movie listening . This is a 3 way system designed for music loves , and this regard they do not fail . Great product . Look real sweet as well . …
- Written by Howard V from n/a
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Have they redesigned this to fit the new lightning connection?
- Asked by Aaron R from Little Rock
- Dec 22, 2012
No, they have not. Just got one today. Loving it.
- Answered by Ivy W from Bonita Springs
- Nov 26, 2013
will Focal XS run on 220 Volt power?
- Asked by Scott K from Rr 1 Hawkestone
- Jul 11, 2010
Yes. They are sold all over the world. They also include the plug configuration for the country it i Yes. They are sold all over the world. They also include the plug configuration for the country it is being sold in. …
- Answered by Ken S from Brooklyn
- Jan 6, 2011
how do these compare with Bose companion 5?
- Asked by Andrew M
- Feb 10, 2010
The Bose companion 5 plays louder but the Focal XS sounds better (it's pretty obvious on vocals)
- Answered by Annie Q from Montreal
- Mar 20, 2010
can these speakers work for a mac book pro
- Asked by Johnny M from Carlsbad
- Mar 12, 2012
Are the Focal XS Satellite Speakers compatitable with the iPhone 5?
- Asked by Beth P from Tacoma
- Sep 22, 2012
Because the Iphone 5 uses a smaller connector then the previous models you won't be able to plug t Because the Iphone 5 uses a smaller connector then the previous models you won't be able to plug the phone to the dock on the focal speakers, but if you buy the $29 adapter you will be able to use the dock on the speakers. On saying all this you can use the 3.5 mm connector from the focal speakers and plug it into the Iphone's headphone connection …
- Answered by Santiago V from Brisbane
- Oct 7, 2012
I like a fair amount of bass in my music (typically listen to electronica/dance/techno-as-it-were). Is this set-up going to provide good low-end?
- Asked by Craig W from Calgary
- Feb 17, 2010
The Focal XS set up reproduces low end frequencies very well and maintains fidelity without any noti The Focal XS set up reproduces low end frequencies very well and maintains fidelity without any noticeable distorsion, ( including CDs brought in to iTunes, using iTunes MP3 sampling defaults). With base-orineted music, such as Techno or House, the sub-woofer comes to life and keeps up with large amounts of air displacement, again with no apparent distorsion. I have had my Focal XS on an iMac 24 for about two months now and I continue to be amazed by the overall sound quality …
- Answered by John N from Hamden
- Feb 23, 2010